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Old 08-26-2016, 05:17 PM
 
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I just finished Under the Harrow by Flynn Berry. It's a page turner and kept me guessing to the end. It's as good as I Let You Go.
Thanks for the recommendation. I will add it to my to read list.
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Old 08-26-2016, 05:23 PM
 
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I just finished Under the Harrow by Flynn Berry. It's a page turner and kept me guessing to the end. It's as good as I Let You Go.
Just put it on my list. Thanks!
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Old 08-28-2016, 08:23 AM
 
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mr penumbras 24 hour bookstore its quite good
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Old 08-28-2016, 11:31 AM
 
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Tomorrow this thread will be 10 years old. Time for a party!
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Old 08-28-2016, 11:37 AM
 
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I finishedThe Light Between Oceans. I mostly scanned the last third or so because it started reading like a screenplay, which is one of my pet peeves. By the time it was over I didn't care about any of the characters.

Now I've started The Cat's Table by Michael Ondaatje and so far it's lovely. Such a talented writer. jtur88 recommended this book a long time ago.
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Old 08-28-2016, 05:40 PM
 
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Crisis of Character by Gary J. Byrne

Byrne was a uniformed Treasury policeman in the White House during the Clinton years.

So far not overly interesting. I am about 100 pages into it and hope it gets better.
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Old 08-28-2016, 06:08 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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I finishedThe Light Between Oceans. I mostly scanned the last third or so because it started reading like a screenplay, which is one of my pet peeves. By the time it was over I didn't care about any of the characters.

Now I've started The Cat's Table by Michael Ondaatje and so far it's lovely. Such a talented writer. jtur88 recommended this book a long time ago.
Loved The Cat's Table.
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Old 08-28-2016, 06:10 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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Tomorrow this thread will be 10 years old. Time for a party!
Time flies when you're having fun. I joined CD in 2006.
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Old 08-28-2016, 08:19 PM
 
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mr penumbras 24 hour bookstore its quite good


I was prepared to hate this book for some reason, but I really enjoyed it!
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Old 08-28-2016, 08:32 PM
 
Location: Texas
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This morning I finished The Invisible Life of Ivan Isaenko by Scott Stambach.


I enjoyed it. I found myself laughing in certain parts because many of Ivan's asides were hysterical to me. I suspect the author and I share fractured wits. This, however, is not a funny book but there is humor from time to time and it is a very needed commodity because the story is sad yet so beautifully told that the sadness is not overwhelming.


Having said all of that I have to add that there are three stunning characters in the book and they are so well fleshed out that I found myself wishing that I knew all three of them personally.


Ivan, himself, is a compilation of a few folks I knew in college.
Polina is complex and interesting.
Nurse Natalya is my favorite character for various reasons.


I recommend the book. It's better than good but not quite fantastic, IMO.


Thank you, Dawn, for bringing this gem to our attention.
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